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(Early Childhood is defined as Birth through Second Grade)

 

 

ECAS/AS Degree Program

EACH/AAS Degree Program

Purpose

The ECAS/AS is a transfer program for students planning to continue their educations in pursuit of NYS Early Childhood teacher certification (birth through second grade), so as to ultimately qualify to become a head teacher in a Public School Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 2 class.

The EACH/AAS is a terminal program for students wishing to immediately enter the field, to work in Nursery School, Head Start or Day Care, open up their own home Child Care facility, or become a Teaching Assistant in a public or private Pre-K, Kindergarten or Special Education classroom.

Transfer

This program has articulation agreements with Dowling College and LIU-Riverhead; all credits will transfer. This program does not have an articulation agreement with St. Joseph’s College.

In that this is not a transfer program, the student, if s/he decides at some point to transfer, should check with each potential transfer institution. It should be expected that not all credits will transfer, and/or that some might transfer only as liberal arts electives rather than education courses.

Pre-Requisites

From high school: a Regent’s diploma and a minimum high school GPA of 80.

For continuing students PSY 101, ENG 101 and a Math or Laboratory Science course, with a combined GPA of 2.80 or higher.

The number of available seats for this program are limited.

There are no pre-requisites for entry into this program. 

The number of available seats for this program are limited.

Retention

The student must earn a C or better in each Early Childhood Education course to remain in the program. The student is allowed to retake a course once.

The student must earn a C or better in each Early Childhood Education course to remain in the program. The student is allowed to retake a course once.

Courses

Recommended Sequence:

First Semester

credits

EDU 101: Foundations of Early Childhood Education)

3

PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology I

3

ENG 101: Standard Freshman Composition

3

Foreign Language elective ASL not accepted

3

MAT elective: Mathematics elective

3-4

COL 101: College Seminar or substitute

1.5

Second Semester

EDU 102: Curriculum for the Young Child I

3

EDU 103: Curriculum for the Young Child II

3

PSY 203: Child Psychology

3

ENG 102: Introduction to Literature

3

Foreign Language elective: ASL not accepted

3

PED elective: Physical Education elective

1

Third Semester

EDU 211: Early Childhood Seminar & Practicum I

3

PSY 213: The Exceptional Child

3

American History elective

3

Art/Music elective

3

Unrestricted elective

3

Fourth Semester

EDU 221: Early Childhood Seminar & Practicum II

4

Social Sciences restricted elective

3

Other World Civilizations elective

3

Laboratory Science elective

4

PED elective Physical Education elective

1

 


 

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Recommended Sequence:

First Semester

credits

EDU 101: Foundations of Early Childhood Education)

3

PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology I

3

ENG 101: Standard Freshman Composition

3

COM 101: Introduction to Human Communication

3

HSC 101: Health Concepts or

HSC 112: Safety, First Aid and CPR

3

COL 101: College Seminar or substitute

1.5

PED elective: Physical Education elective

1

Second Semester

EDU 102: Curriculum for the Young Child I

3

EDU 103: Curriculum for the Young Child II

3

PSY 203: Child Psychology

3

SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology

3

ENG elective: English elective

3

PED elective: Physical Education elective

1

Third Semester

 

 

 

EDU 211: Early Childhood Seminar & Practicum I

3

EDU 113: Infants and Toddlers: Programs & Care

3

HSC 114: Group Dynamics

3

Laboratory Science or Math elective

3-4

Unrestricted elective

3

Fourth Semester

 

 

 

EDU 221: Early Childhood Seminar & Practicum II

4

PSY 213: The Exceptional Child

3

SOC 203: Marriage and the Family

3

Laboratory Science or Math elective

3-4

Unrestricted elective

3

 


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For further information or advisement:

Program Coordinator: Prof. Darlene Hochman, hochmad@sunysuffolk.edu, 451-4299

Ammerman: Prof. D. Hochman, see above

Eastern: Prof. Kathleen Cummings, cummink@sunysuffolk.edu, 548-3564

Grant: Dr. Lynn Liebert-Marx, lieberl@sunysuffolk.edu, 851-6548

For information on the Liberal Arts and Sciences: Education (Child Study) Program,

a program, jointly registered with St. Joseph’s College, for students who wish to pursue NYS Elementary Education certification (grades 1-6):

Program Coordinator: Prof. Darlene Hochman, hochmad@sunysuffolk.edu, 451-4299

Ammerman: Prof. D. Hochman, see above

Eastern: Prof. Kathleen Cummings, cummink@sunysuffolk.edu, 548-3564

Grant: Dr. Lynn Liebert-Marx, lieberl@sunysuffolk.edu, 851-6548